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party recognizes is a problem just yet. how long can they continue like this? that does it for us tonight. we will see you again tomorrow night. now it's time for "the last word with lawrence o'donnell." >>> mitt romney got caught once again saying what he really thinks today and in a "last word" exclusive, we have the "new york times" reporter who heard him say it. >> i care about a hundred percent of the american people. >> mitt romney's press conference called. >> it's not their fault, it's somebody else's fault. >> obama, romney argued, had been very generous with black, hispanics and young votevoters. >> i think the surprise was some of the turnout, especially in the urban areas. >> paul ryan lost his hometown. >> he lost his hometown -- >> which is not a particularly urban place. >> they voted against him twice. >> losing never feels good. >> president obama will hold his first press conference -- >> to discuss the looming fiscal cliff. >> will the fiscal cliff be the number one conversation piece? >> there's only so much we can say about this fiscal cliff/slope. >> i argued
are here for you. you can do this. report back and let us know how it went. that does it for us tonight. have a great thanksgiving. we'll see you monday. now it is time for the last word with lawrence o'donnell guest hosted by the spectacular ezra kline. good evening. >> good evening, rachel. i am glad to know other people bring charts to thanksgiving dinner. >> we're preparing them so america can do that. awesome. thanks. >> have a great thanksgiving. >> you, too. you know what i am thankful for this thanksgiving? i am thankful elections, they have consequences. >> the time for bickering is over. the time for games has passed. now is the time to deliver on health care. >> have you read the bill? hell, no, you haven't. >> the supreme court has upheld president obama's health care law. >> the health care law. >> the signature achievement of barack obama's presidency. >> now they're trying to drag it into the negotiations over the fiscal cliff. >> we have a new message from congressman boehner. >> we can't afford it, we can't afford it and we can't afford to leave it in tact. that's not a
hours after this desperate plea on live television. >> you need to come here and help us. we need assistance. please. >> reporter: there is now hope. >> reporter: there's a renewed hope and spirit and that's what they needed. >> reporter: families crowded around tables to pick up canned food and ready to eat meals. more than 150 people lined up for dry ice. down the street, residents were streaming in with whatever bags of warm clothing they could share for their neighbors. temperatures are dropping tonight and parents here are worried about their children. the homeland security chief and fema officials today oversaw the relief efforts. >> folks are going to be going door to door in these communities making sure that nobody is left out. >> reporter: as one person put it, it's not charity, it's humanity. >> i'm from brooklyn, today's my day off, i'm here now trying to help more. because it's just like a bomb hit. >> i don't believe this. >> reporter: esther doesn't even know where to start. >> we need help here. we truly do. we need someone to come and tell tuesday which way to go
life do people stop trusting him with their money? thank you for joining us. >> two days later and republicans are still dazed and confused. >> back to business and back on the brink. >> president obama is dealing with the looming fiscal cliff. >> that could send the country into a recession. >> that is the issue. >> people are sick of the gridlock. >> we are not as divided as our politics suggest. >> we can seize the feature together. >> you have speaker boehner. >> let's do the right thing together for our country. >> you have to do this. >> i have never been more hopeful about our future. >> i know a lot of you are already on my side. >> i have two strong words for you. >> fiscal cliff. >> come on. >> oh, okay. all right. >> the fiscal cliff clock ticks on. >> it was the most expensive political election in history. >> a big, fat, zero. >> some soul searching about the feature future of the party. >> you think i do this night after night for your amusement? >> how do you repay me? >> four more years of hope and change. >> today republican ares battled with republicaned over
support that. i suspect he'll negotiate a good deal. at the end of the day, he'll come back and ask us to support him. i'll probably help him again. >> okay, so, what did boehner loyalist tom cole do after they said that on "hardball" at 5:00? now, remember, john boehner heard him say that on "hardball" or his staff instantly reported to him exactly what tom cole just said on "hardball" and boehner could have grabbed the phone, got cole and told him to shut up. he could have told him to shut up before "hardball." boehner had the power before and after "hardball" to tell tom cole that his feature as a republican in the house of representatives depended on him shutting up right now and tom cole would have shut up the second john boehner told him to. so again, what did tom cole do after "hardball"? he went on cnn three hours later and said exactly the same thing and when he was asked what reaction he is getting from his fellow republicans in the house, he said this. >> i think the reaction is mixed. some support it, some don't. some have more questions about it. >> that is as positive a r
becomes more important than ever. vigor us oversight of the health care law by the house can be expected and, in fact, is already under way. one of these things is not like the other. the courts and the presidential election process, they can actually stop obama care from happening. you get supreme court ruling against it, the president works to repeal it and that can matter. congressional oversight hearings? that is not an accepted avenue for repeal. it is actually a little pathetic. if you think john boehner has any chance of repealing the health care law through vigorous oversight from the house's oversight committees, what have they been doing for the past two years? why isn't it gone now? boehner is a realist. this is not wishful thinking on his part. it is lazy comforting and it is here, republicans, don't you worry, it is all part of the plan, we're on track, but there is no plan. the country is moving forward. it is moving forward regardless of the house republicans. on tuesday the department of health and human services issued new regulations that explained the health care law i
the world today. that does it for us tonight. we'll see you tomorrow night. thanks for being with us. >> well i am stunned. >> mitt romney, kick him when he's done. >> did you see the sunday shows yesterday? >> hitting their nominee. >> we have to show we're sere serious. we have to like them first. >> we would never talk like that. >> there's not a lot of people defending mitt romney. >> when you're in a hole, stop digging. he keeps digging. >> newt gingrich, i think it's nuts. >> they have to do something. >> we have the fiscal cliff. >> the cliff. >> the cliff. >> whatever that means exactly. >> whatever you want to talk about it. >> the math doesn't work otherwise. >> i don't think it works. >> how is that going to go over with the tea party? >> paul ryan and others will not win this issue. >> here's a news flash. >> the elections have consequences. >> we just had this election. >> it's already starting 2016. >> we're already talking about 2016. >> marco rubio. >> chris christie is off and run running. >> you have been wearing that fleece a lot. >> i'm going to die in thi
and wackos. we gave up five u.s. senate seats in the last election cycle by people who were just out there. completely extreme. manifestly unprepared for the offices that they are running for. our elected leaders are scared to death of the conservative entire at the same time complex, the shrill and divisive voices, rejecting the social extremism of the republican party on issue after issue. >> one of the leading lights of the conservative entertainment complex, talk radio host laura ingram told politico blaming talk radio for the problems in the gop elite is hilarious and typical of people who want to continue to get paid to give bad advice to campaigns. right wing anti tax, anti government crusader grover norquist believes there is exactly one person to blame for the republican defeat and it is not rush limbaugh. >> we just had an election, and the house of representatives was committed to keeping taxes low. the president was committed -- elected on the basis he was not romney and romney was a poopy head and you should vote against romney, and he won by two points, but he didn't make the
to prevent us from stopping at the economic growth and hurting everyone. in other words, we have to then quickly craft a legislative deal that can stop the damage to the economy that would occur if we went off the cliff and stayed off the cliff. john boehner recognizes that the fiscal cliff is the president's leverage, but boehner believes he has leverage, too. politico reported this morning president barack obama made a demand of how john baoehner nea the end of their first white house meeting on the fiscal cliff, raised the debt limit before year's end. boehner responded, quote, there is a price for everything. boehner told president obama at the white house that the debt limit increase is quote my leverage. although he added that he's flexible on when it should be done. senator durbin said today that raising the debt ceiling must be part of any deal with republicans. >> i also think that the president isn't going to sign off on any agreement that doesn't include some certainty as to budgets, appripriations, dealing with our debt ceiling. we're not going to find ourselves with
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the world today. that does it for us tonight. we'll see you tomorrow night. it's thanks for being with us. >>> republicans are going to have to stop trying to sound moderate and reasonable because they are making rush limbaugh freak out. on second thought -- >> all hell broke lose on the republican side. >> republicans seem to be at a critical cross road. >> they are tripping over themselv themselves. >> there is no conservative movement. is rush limbaugh's country gone? >> yes. >> the horror. >> we have a cultural problem. >> why would so many republicans be upset about this? >> here's a news flash to the republicans. >> mitt romney was not our best candidate. >> well i am stunned. >> mitt romney, kick him when he's done. >> did you see the sunday shows yesterday? >> hitting their nominee. >> we have to show we're sere serious. we have to like them first. >> we would never talk like that. >> there's not a lot of people defending mitt romney. >> when you're in a hole, stop digging. he keeps digging. >> newt gingrich, i think it's nuts. >> they have to do something. >> we have the
known, but it's time to use the savings from ending two wars to pay down our debt. rebuilding america, repairing roads and bridges. making sure our schools are state of the art, putting people back to work right now. especially our veterans, because anybody who has fought for our freedom should not have to fight for a job or a roof over their heads or the care that they need or the benefits they've earned when they come home. that's how we keep ourselves strong, by keeping our commitments to those who sack f sacrificed so much. that's also what's at stake in this election. change is a future where we reduce our deficits in a balanced, responsible way. you know, i signed $1 trillion worth of spending cuts. i intend to do more. but if we're serious about reducing our deficit, we can't just cut our way to prosperity. there are some things we need to do to make sure we grow and put people back to work and that means we've got to ask the wealthiest americans to go back to the tax rates that played when bill clinton was in office. now, the reason is because budgets are priorities. they refl
it for us tonight. see you tomorrow. now it's time for "the last word." have a great night. >>> polls open in 32 hours. and a brand new msnbc news poll shows a national tie. surprise. it's down to the swing states. >> we are just 48 hours away from election day. >> you have a choice to make. >> this is a campaign about america. >> new polls in key battleground states. >> a batch of new polls released yesterday. >> 48% for the president, 47 for mitt romney. >> we think mitt romney is playing defense. >> talk is cheap. look to the record. >> i welcome home. >> i said i would pass health care, i passed it. i said i would repeal don't ask, don't tell. >> we're a nation that believes all men and women are created equal. >> rerepealed it. >> talk is shecheap. look to the record. >> i learned that respect goes a long way. >> one in six americans is poor today. >> i'm not concerned about the very poor. we have a safety net there. >> we measure change in achievements. >> he got this jobs report. >> it's definitely a strong jobs report. it's stronger than expected. >> this is 1976 meets 2000 meets 2
with us. we have made a proposal through the president of the united states. that proposal said we should revert back to the same tax plan that we had when clinton was president. you can't get from here to there unless you raise the upper rates. and that's what the president suggested, it's up to them to come forward with something else. >> the day after boehner loyalist tom cole, republican congressman from oklahoma said that the house should simply take up the bill that the democrats passed in the senate that would raise income taxes only on the top income tax brackets. another senior republican lawmaker who asked not to be identified this time told reuters that the democratic bill could pass in the house of representatives if john boehner would allow such a bill to be brought to the house floor for a vote. here is boehner speaking about the president earlier today. >> members of his own party seem quite comfortable with sending the economy over the fiscal cliff. no substantive progress has been made in the talks between the white house and the house over the last two weeks. >> speaker
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